Friday, November 13, 2015

Nov. 16 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The November 16 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced the release of the first draft of the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force report which will open a 30-day public comment period beginning November 14. (formal notice)   This draft report is the first product of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, chaired by DEP Secretary John Quigley.

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state.  Nominated rivers include the Kiski-Conemaugh River, Lackawanna River, Lehigh River, Ohio River and the Susquehanna River - North Branch.  The public can vote for their favorite state waterway beginning November 13 through 5 p.m. December 14.

Pennsylvania is home to 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, the second most stream miles of of any state in America. Yet, 19 percent of those miles do not support healthy aquatic life, while some are not fishable, swimmable, or drinkable. That's where the PA Environmental Council comes in.  Click Here to watch the video.

Students attending schools in 10 southwestern Pennsylvania counties will have the opportunity to show how they will make a difference in the area’s air quality by participating in the sixth annual “Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge” sponsored by the Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership, Inc. and the PA Resources Council, Inc.
All schools in southwestern Pennsylvania – Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland – are invited to participate.

How will you celebrate America Recycles Day? America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, takes place annually on and around November 15 to recognize the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.
This year Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful wants to encourage Pennsylvania's to recycle right and not trash our recycling drop-offs thereby making our local recycling drop-off collection programs more sustainable.

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation is now accepting nominations for its annual awards established in 2006 to draw well-deserved attention to the outstanding service, programs and exemplary work being done at state parks and forests.  The deadline for nominations is December 18.

The PA Conservation Heritage Project has released three mini-documentaries in partnership with WITF public television in Harrisburg covering the lives and contributions of Gifford Pinchot, Ralph Abele and Mira Lloyd Dock.  The documentaries made their television debut on WITF-TV on November 12 at 8:30 p.m.

To read the Digest, visit:  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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